December 3, 2012 Weather: Sunny, High of 59 Degrees.
Free theater and a reading on our calendar.
A cockapoo recently went missing on 72nd and Central Park West.
Gary Rintel spent $140,000 to clone his collie/Great Pyrenees Astro about four years ago, creating two new dogs that are driving neighbors around 96th Street crazy. They call them “the clones.” Rintel keeps them off the leash, and they’ve allegedly gotten very aggressive with people in Central Park, including biting at least one. “The second I see that guy, I make sure to cross the street,” said Jarrod Mittan. “He ignores his dogs as they’re bounding down the sidewalk, and he screams at them as though they understand what he’s saying.” (NY Post)
A nearby renaissance: “Once isolated by blight and neglect, Frederick Douglass Boulevard, the northern continuation of Central Park West, has undergone a mainstreaming that has turned this part of Harlem into an extension of the Upper West Side.” (NY Times)